Yesterday and today I did the rest of the background field and started some of the figurative imagery. I experimented with different ways of handling charcoal lines over the base layer with glazes (decalced with a rag) and later cellular fields. Am feeling pretty good about it though the highest part is still pretty scary. I intend to tie the scaffolding to the building's upper structure to hold it in case of an earthquake and/or wind and sway. There have been recent quakes so the precaution is not as crazy as it sounds.